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Help Bring a Great New Film About Sanitation Workers to the Big Screen!

Help Bring a Great New Film About Sanitation Workers to the Big Screen!

A great new documentary film, "Trash Dance," depicts the grace and warmth of city sanitation workers and the dignity of their work. This is just the sort of film the DC Labor FilmFest has brought to metropolitan Washington, D.C., audiences each year since 2001, but "Trash Dance" needs a small amount of financial support to come to the silver screen.

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Illinois Signs PLA for Renewable Power Project, Creates 1,400 Jobs

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced an agreement that will enable the construction of an overhead, high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) transmission line to deliver 3,500 megawatts of renewable power from neighboring states. With a project labor agreement in place, the project will create 1,450 jobs that maintain the highest safety, diversity and wage standards.

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Day 4, Selma to Montgomery: 'The Fight Is Far from Over'

Day 4, Selma to Montgomery: 'The Fight Is Far from Over'

Mrs. Gardner still has a firm grip when she shakes your hand. She stood at the edge of the property she and her husband, Robert, had opened up to participants in the Selma to Montgomery, Ala., marches back in 1965, as a new generation recognized her contributions while drawing attention to new injustices.

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'Protect Our Jobs' Campaign Launched In Michigan

In Michigan, a labor coalition, including the UAW and the Michigan Education Association, has launched a campaign called “Protect Our Jobs.” The goal is to protect collective bargaining rights and also to pre-empt any effort to make Michigan a so-called “right to work” state.

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17,000 Workers at United Airlines Join IAM

17,000 Workers at United Airlines Join IAM

Passenger service and reservation workers at the new United Airlines voted to join the Machinists (IAM). The 17,000 new members represent the passenger service and reservation workers at United who previously were IAM members before the merger with Continental and the Continental workers who had no union prior to the merger.

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Report: Gender Pay Gap Worldwide Remains Unchanged for 10 Years

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Today, International Women’s Day 2012, marks a disappointing statistic: Worldwide, women are paid 18 percent on average less than their male counterparts at work. This startling fact comes from a new report released yesterday by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

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LIUNA Says Highway Bill, Not Duct Tape, Is Transportation's Answer

LIUNA Says Highway Bill, Not Duct Tape, Is Transportation's Answer

Funding to build and maintain the nation’s highways, roads, bridges and transit systems runs out March 31, but a long-term transportation bill is being bottled up by Republican lawmakers. This week, the Laborers (LIUNA) launched a multimedia campaign to highlight the growing public safety crisis posed by America’s crumbling bridges, deteriorating roads and struggling transit systems.

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Wisconsin Voting Rights Victory—Small Step from Selma to Montgomery

Wisconsin Voting Rights Victory—Small Step from Selma to Montgomery

It’s very interesting how 40 years later, we’re fighting for some of the same rights that were originally fought for—fighting for workers' rights, fighting for the 99 percent, fighting for everybody to do their equal share, against corporate greed.

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Judge Orders Hospital to Reinstate Union Supporter

Here’s one for the good guys. David Warrick, executive director of AFSCME Council 62, reports that a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) administrative law judge has ruled that Louisville, Ky.’s Our Lady of Peace psychiatric hospital must reinstate former employee Amanda Doyle, who was fired, says Warrick, for trying to form a union at the hospital.

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Welcome, Move America, the New Transportation Trades Blog

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A big welcome to the new blog Move America, launched today by the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD).

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